The Stevensville Hotel, formerly the town hospital, is beautifully remodeled into a comfortable, artsy, friendly little hotel in a small, western town in Montana. The owners, Gene & Robbie, are an interesting couple who sailed the South Pacific for 8 years on their 60 foot sailboat. They came to Stevensville and refurbished this neat building and turned it into a bed and breakfast type dwelling. It is now on the National Historic Register.
They have decorated the hotel in a variety of styles and colors, and quality is obviously important to the innkeepers. We stayed in the "Dr. Thornton Suite", which had a small living room, bedroom with king bed, and a large marble-floored bathroom with a glass shower and separate jacuzzi. The continental breakfast was delicious: coffee, tea, juice, pastries and fresh peaches which were drip-down-the-chin sweet.
The rooms are not yet air-conditioned and we were there on a warm day, but, unlike Kansas, there is little humidity in Montana and you can open the windows for a breeze without flies coming inside. They haven't yet restored the exterior of the building, so upon arrival, you have to wonder if you are in the right place.
We have stayed at many, many bed & breakfast inns, but none so interesting and with such character. We would recommend the Stevensville Hotel to anyone who is traveling in the Bitteroot Mountains. You will be in for a comfortable, completely satisfying stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience our Award Winning B & B Style Hotel & Gardens in every season!We are located in the heart of Historic Stevensville and the Beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Enjoy our 7 unique rooms, including 2 suites, all with custom tiled baths, and graced with authentic period furnishings. ... more less